Have you ever heard of the sport called power tumbling? It is similar to gymnastics... but different! Read on to find out exactly what power tumbling involves, how it compares to traditional gymnastics and whether it is the right sport for you. In this article you will also find video clips of some awesome power tumbling athletes in action.
When choosing a martial art for self-defense, obviously, you want one that has practical application in the street and other situations in which real-life attacks occur. You want a system that takes into account a good range of scenarios and uses...
A brief BJJ tutorial outlining how to escape mount with the "stepover escape" and by catching the foot in general.
Points to consider about the sport of skateboarding today. It is not only healthy but fun. Meet one individual who knows first-hand what makes this activity a positive experience at any age.
A new series looking at the 100 greatest matches in Lucha Underground history. We start with 100-81.
Kang Kyung Won is one of the most recognizable figures in Korean bodybuilding. This veteran Asian bodybuilder has been winning competitions for nearly 25 years with no signs of slowing down.
Some players do well in practice but struggle to perform in matches due to nerves. This article offers 10 tips to calm anxiety on the court.
Long arm span or reach is an important physical attribute in boxing. A good percentage of boxing champions have enjoyed a significant reach advantage over most of their opponents.
Many great female tennis players have graced the courts over the years. Ever wonder who the best of the best is? Here is my list of the top 10 female tennis players of all-time.
The teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics of Aikido.
A guide to how to ride a time trial. Featuring tips and techniques for faster cycling against the clock. Time trial equipment for faster riding and strategies to follow to improve bicycling performance.
How to make a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
If you want to stop a fight before it has even started, then learning how to deliver a good and devastating hit in one strike will help. This article is about how to practice hitting the solar plexus to finish things quickly.
I have a lot of experience on the courts over the years. Here are my 12 singles tennis strategy tips to help you to improve your game.
Ape index compares an individual's arm span relative to their height. MMA fighters with a higher ape index have numerous advantages in their weight class.
People often wonder about the marvelous, wonderful and sometimes magical world of competitive gymnastics? This is the truth about competitive gymnastics. This hub details the good, the bad and everything in between.
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
Okay, I'm assuming that it is the night before your big local tournament, club scramble, or club championship. These mental tricks are intended for golfers of all skill levels who want to shave a couple of strokes off of their game. After all, golf is about as mentally stringent as sports come.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-any-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. For each style, I describe the key strategies you can employ to beat them, include video of those strategies in action, and provide examples of touring Pros who exhibit this style so you know who to watch to see each style consistently in action.
Protecting yourself from the heebie-jeebies is absolutely crucial when training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The onus is on gym owners, as well as on individual practitioners, to prevent skin infections.
If you’ve studied any variety of martial arts or self-defense options, chances are you’ve learned how to do a hip throw. The hip throw is designed primarily to avoid injury and get an attacker away from you quickly. As I grow older, I find...
No matter how young or old you are, you can ice skate if you are in good health. Learn what you should wear, how to do a couple of basic moves, how to get up from a fall, and more.
Chemistry is an important element of the NASCAR racing industry. The drivers and their crew must not only understand the chemical science involved in making their cars run fast, they must also develop a personal chemistry between each other, allowing direct and subliminal communication which brings out the best in both the car and the driver. Both of these aspects of NASCAR chemistry will be explored in this hub.
Chuck Wepner was a professional boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey. His fight against Muhammad Ali in 1975 inspired Sylvester Stallone to make the movie “Rocky.”
A brief tutorial on how to escape side control in BJJ, including some brainstorming for different directions.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. I have compiled a list of rules and terms used in handball.
Holding one's breath can be intimidating and very uncomfortable at first. With better understanding and the right technique you can reach two minutes easily. Follow the instructions given in this hub.
A quick BJJ tutorial on how to pass the reverse De la Riva guard, featuring our old friend, the X-pass.
A guide to converting an old road race bike into a cyclocross racer whether you're using an old road racing frameset or a touring bike. It's pretty easy to create a budget cx bike
If you're looking for the best watch for swimming laps, this is a good place to start. There are a lot of brands but not all of them are equal. Learn what to look for and read a few reviews here.
A description on how to get the guard open, and then how to start passing, with proper base and posture.
A brief Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long range pass.
The UFC has introduced leg reaches in their tale of the tape. Though not crucial, they can still have a slight influence on how a fight will play out.
Aikido is a peaceful martial art that focuses on using your mind in concert with your body in such a way that harnessing Ki energy becomes second nature.
58 of the best quotes on the Internet for volleyball players, coaches, and lovers. Perfect for putting on t-shirts or motivating your favorite volleyball player.
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
This article examines the issues surrounding the question: Should boxing be banned? and looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
These tips and techniques, and a little preparation, could save your life. Reduce your chance of being a victim and know what to do in the event of an attack.
Here we explore the use of math in martial arts: Geometry and use of angles and shapes such as circles and triangles for movement and footwork, and physics for movement, power and energy.
A lot of great tennis players have come and gone over the years. Ever wonder who is considered the greatest of all time? Here is my list of the top ten greatest men's tennis players of all time.
Leglocks from the knee cut position are high percentage, diverse, and accessible. Here's a quick tutorial of some of my favorite leg locks from the knee cut guard passs.
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Duran, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
A diehard LU fan comes to grips with the show's loss of buzz and looks for answers. Will you like what he finds?
If you want to be an outstanding gymnastics teacher, follow this guide. It will teach you what you need to know about being the best teacher you can be.
Learning how to serve in tennis is important, as an effective serve can give you a big advantage over your opponent. I outline the four main types of serve.
Teaching gymnastics skills correctly is similar to teaching academics because kids learn what they practice. If you take the time to teach a child good basics, they will benefit from the time you spend. Building a good structure and giving athletes a good foundation of skills is the best thing you can do for your athlete.
A guide to what to wear for the Spartan Race and other muddy obstacle runs such as Tough Mudder. Including trail running shoe choices, clothing and what to pack in your bag
Stuck in side control? This may help. Andrew Smith from Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA shows some effective and efficient escapes from modified kesa gatame.
The History of CMLL concludes with a look at the promotion from 2000 up to last night's Aniversario.
Compiling a list of the 15 best golfers of a generation and labeling it the 'Tiger Woods Era' might seem slightly disrespectful to the other 14 golfers on that list. But how else do you really define a period of time that brought such formidable...
Build a set of micro-sized quarter pipes for your garage or basement. These 2 foot high quarters are perfect size for sharpening your miniramp skills and learning new tricks.
Natalie du Toit lost her leg in an accident at 17. She is the first amputee to swim in the Olympics when she qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
There are many skills that can advance the career of gymnasts. I've put together a list of ten core skills that I believe will be exemplary building blocks for any athlete that wants to further their career in gymnastics. If kiddos can master these skills correctly, they will have a shot at being a good competitive gymnast.
A detailed explanation of finding the correct tennis racket grip size. Includes helpful photos and hints.
This guide tells you how to set up and perform the rear naked choke to submit or KO your opponent. It's useful for martial artists and also people that want to learn a great self defence move!
A summary of the five most effective and practical martial art systems for self-defence and real-life situations
Plan ahead to get reasonably priced tickets for the Wimbledon tennis championships. Here’s how to avoid the ticket touts and get to watch an exciting sport in person.
Imagine getting free product and gear to use, travelling around the globe, skating all the best skateparks and ultimately getting paid to do what you love -- skateboarding!
Three mainstays of Aikido weapons training are the Jo staff, Tanto knife and Bokken sword. Join me as we take a look at all three.
When grass isn't an option, a practice mat is an essential investment for the avid golfer. Here is a review of the top 5 golf practice mats for every budget.
Here we explore Karate games primarily designed for children in a Karate class, but they are an effective engagement for working with any group of children in various settings.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
Attending one of the four major golf tournaments is a big occasion, so you need to know how to dress and what to bring. Learn how to balance appropriate attire with comfort for the perfect spectator outfit. Find out which items you will need and which ones are prohibited.
Easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age. Learn how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half guard concepts.
Find out how to build a golf studio and simulator in the comfort of your own home for less than $700. Never again will the weather or lack of sunlight prevent you from playing your favorite sport.
How to do a clock choke, with video instruction by Daniel Charles Frank, and description by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
Picking the best golf net for your home is a dangerous business. Get it wrong and you're only one shanked 7 iron away from a broken window or a black eye. Get it right and you'll enjoy unlimited practice opportunity in your very own home or garden....
Finding some good running shoes for overpronation can be a daunting task. This article takes a look at a few of my favorites and offers some reviews to help you find the right fit.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to escape s-mounts and technical mounts while transitioning into leglocks.